The big problem with trying to convince everyone that global warming is catastrophic to the human existence is that the campaign to do just that is being led by the very people we trust the least — governments. Just 16% of people in Britain believe that politicians tell the truth.
Currently, 47 percent of American’s believe the government should do more to deal with global warming, down from 61 percent in 2008. A poll by The Times conducted by the UK Energy Research Centre suggests the proportion of people in the UK who don’t think the world’s climate is changing has more than quadrupled since 2005
Propaganda, disinformation, misinformation and truth all become part of the confusing mix for the general population to navigate. For instance, 1 in 4 citizens is skeptical of global warming and yet nearly 60 per cent blame humans for global warming. Americans show low levels of concern for global warming whilst at the same time, their concerns for Global warming is on the rise. All of these headlines are from one polling company.
Climate change propaganda is superbly demonstrated by Al Gore’s (45th US Vice President) famous Academy Award winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” which, in the end proved to be somewhat short on truth. Subsequently, a British court went so far as to identify nine significant scientific errors in the film, and directed that it could only be shown in British schools with guidance notes to prevent political indoctrination.
A 2014 Gallup poll showed climate change ranked 13th as an issue of importance, with only 3% of voters ranking climate change as the number one election issue, which proves that most people are really worried about the issues that are affecting them today, not in 2050 and beyond.